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. >> how did you get john mccain to to the introduction? >> i had interviewed senator mccain for the book because a year afterhe p.o.w.'s were released, some of themore prominent were invited back. south vietnam was strugglingo remain a free country. they wanted some publicity. they also wanted to honor the p.o.w.'s who had sacrificed so much. so, mccain and jim thompson were among those honored. they met at that point. senator mccain knew about the book, i think, although he may have forgotten it by tetime i finally got around to finding a publisher and i sent the manuscript to him. i heard back from his aide, saying that the senator gets a lot of requests to do forwards, but he certainly wanted to do this one for jim thompson. >> toughest part of this book for you? >> the toughest part was confronting jim and alice with what each of their stories were. and the interesting thing is that they all -- they agreed with each others' facts to a large extent, except that their perception of the marriage was dimple. >> a lasting moment that you'll remember along the way over the 15 years that yo
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